The coronavirus pandemic may be causing stocks to fall and companies to temporarily shut down, but it's only increasing business at Amazon as more people are staying home and ordering online. In fact, the online shopping giant has gotten so busy, it's hiring 100,000 new employees to help handle the load.
In addition to the massive hiring push, Amazon officials have announced they're giving all of their hourly employees a $2 pay raise through the end of April to compensate them for all the extra work they've been having to do. "We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year," says Amazon rep Dave Clark.
The new openings, which will be available nationwide, include part-time and full-time positions, the company says. Most of them will be for delivery drivers and warehouse workers.